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Kennedy Gold Mine

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Very historic site

If you are into history and want to see how things were done back in the gold rush days this is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent historical tour

We recently toured the Kennedy Gold Mine on a trip to the area. Our volunteer tour guide Harold... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Opened in 1860 and closed in 1942, the mine unearthed $34 million in gold. Open for tours weekends March thru October.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
12594 Kennedy Flat Rd, Jackson, CA 95642-9511
+1 209-223-9542
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into history and want to see how things were done back in the gold rush days this is a very interesting place. If museums bore you just pass on (your loss). It's free to walk around and read the plaques if you...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We recently toured the Kennedy Gold Mine on a trip to the area. Our volunteer tour guide Harold spent over one hour taking us on a tour of the grounds, showing us the equipment and the mine head frame and explaining the purpose of each...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The Kennedy Gold Mine is an amazing place to explore. The work the volunteers have done to make your visit to the mine is nothing short of phenomenal. There was a fire there in August 2017 and they have completely redone the area where the...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This was my Mother's Day gift and it was totally fascinating! Interesting history brought to life by a tour guide who knew his stuff and was happy to take his time and answer all our questions!

Thank Mary Jo R
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Very knowledgeable, excited, and kind docents. Our tour was done by Doug and Dennis and other gentlemen helped us pan for gold. Thank you!

1  Thank plivesey2018
Reviewed 17 April 2018

The Kennedy Gold Mine is one of the better preserved and largest historic gold mines developed during the mid-1800s gold rush. There is a visitors' center and plenty of explanatory images and literature. Much of the gold from the "Mother Lode" is still underground, but...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Beautiful Spring afternoon with a very charming, thorough and well informed guide, Merv Hoffman. We panned for gold, toured the property, viewed a gem of a film with great original footage. The highlight was the Company Office/Pay Room....great old building with beautiful furniture and office...More

Thank jmajewski
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Our tour guide,Russell was fantastic!! He was very knowledgeable about the mine,and gave a wonderful tour!!! We were there on a semi rainy day,but it did not dampen our spirits.A wonderful place to learn about our California gold mining era history.The museum is also well...More

Thank Lainers60
Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife and I attended the Re-Opening of the Kennedy Gold Mine and it was really pleasant. In 2017 one of the buildings burned in a fire. The tireless work by the foundation rebuilding the grounds is quite impressive. It is a walking museum less...More

Thank incendio5
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Decided on tour versus just walking around. Very knowledgeable volunteer takes you around for $10. Took about 2 hours and was very informative.

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29 April 2018|
Response from BarbaraL32513 |
From their website: Pet Friendly Notes Dogs are welcome and need to be on a leash.